Saturday, July 13, 2013

I'm baaaaaaack...

Sorry for my absence. A friend of mine was asking advice on a book to read and, of course, I gave her one.  She asked after reading it and liking it why I wasn't a librarian or book reviewer or editor.  I realized then that I had let my blog go by the wayside for far too long.  Don't get me wrong, I've been reading, and reading, and reading...If someone wanted to devise a torture plan for me, all they would have to do is take my Kindle from me!

Today I'm going to talk about a book from one of my favorite authors, Breanna Hayse.  Guardian Domination is probably my favorite of her books.  Kind of a spoiler alert doncha think?  But what you don't know is why.  Don't worry, I'm going to tell you ;)  Celeste Bronston is 18 years old and facing jail time unless she agrees to let Jace Jordan become her legal guardian until the age of 21.  What's the catch?  She doesn't know it yet but Mr. Jordan is a Dom and believes in corporal punishment.  What I like about this book is that when it starts out there is a very special bond between Celeste and Jace.  He is 13 years her senior and doesn't have a romantic interest in her.  He gives her ground rules, punishment when she needs it, and unconditional love.  And she starts to flourish because of it.  There are many misadventures, music gigs, tutoring sessions, lasting friendships, oh, and did I mention puppies?  When feelings start to develop they progress naturally.  You are cheering for them to get together even before they start to have romantic feelings for each other.

Here's an excerpt:

"I am going to have to punish you, though.  Your behavior was unacceptable."

"You aren't going to take away the puppies, are you?"  I panicked.

Jace shook his head with a slight chuckle.  "Heck no; those little mutts are here to stay too."  He paused.  "No, I'm afraid I am going to have to spank you."

"What?!"  I stared at him in horror.  "Are you nuts?  I'm 18 and way too old to be treated like a baby.  You can't do that.   It's child abuse!  You promised never to hit me!"

H stayed calm.  "Make up your mind; are you 18 or a child?  And I promised to never bruise your face.  I said nothing about your bottom."

If you like spanking fiction, you'll like this book.  Heck, even if you are a regular 'ol romance lover, you will like this book.  Oh, and be sure to check out her blog at breannahayse.com.  It's one of my favorites.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go back and read this book  (for about the 5th time :) )